Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hey, Baby, It's the Fourth of July!

Here's wishing a happy Independence Day to everybody here in the 'States. I'm working today, being "essential personnel", but that's okay. I have just locked up and will be spending the next three hours hanging out in a particularly beautiful spot, admiring a bird that Benjamin Franklin considered more impressive than the bald eagle which graces the seal of our nation.

Later this evening, I'll have a chance to watch a local fireworks display that will be taking place adjacent to the property. Getting paid to have a crowd-free view of fireworks is not a bad thing, especially when the pay-rate is doubled for the holiday.

All told, it's a nice, low-key way to spend the day- no traffic snarls, no crowds. I pretty much adhere to a non-traditional holiday schedule these days (I rate for Walpurgisnacht and St Swithin's Day) because of my non-orthodox work schedule, and my big beer-drinking night is typically Tuesday. Anyway, for all of you who have the day off, enjoy it, you've earned it.

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EDIT: Got paid to watch a nice fireworks display from a corner of the property- the amazing thing about fireworks displays is how ephemeral they are, twenty minutes and they're done.

5 comments:

kennymfg said...

Happy 4th ya bastard!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Thanks, kg. Hope all is well.

Chickpea said...

Happy freeing yourself from the British Empire day. Personally I think it's all done down hill for you since then :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Fireworks Day!

I've heard it's a good opportunity to see some orbs...
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Happy freeing yourself from the British Empire day. Personally I think it's all done down hill for you since then :)

We still have good punk music, just like you guys.

I've heard it's a good opportunity to see some orbs...

Star-spangled orbs, even.